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Roasted Garlic Blue Mac and Cheese

  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes


  • 12 ounces short cut pasta, cooked to 2 minutes under al dente and drained
  • 2 bulbs garlic
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 cups half and half or milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot paprika
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup shredded sharp white cheddar
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella, cubed
  • 2 ounces blue cheese, crumbled


  1. Wrap the garlic whole in foil and roast at 425F for 45 minutes until very soft. Remove from the foil to let cool while you make the sauce.
  2. In a large pot over medium-high heat, add the butter and flour. When the butter melts, whisk the mixture together to form a paste, then pour in the half and half, whisking as you go. Add the melted cheddar and stir in to form a cheese sauce.
  3. Cut the garlic in half crosswise and squish in the roasted cloves. Add the pasta, blue cheese, and mozzarella as well. Gently stir the mac together, and taste: add salt and pepper to your preference.
  4. Turn the mac and cheese into a baking dish broil for 5 minutes until golden, or bake for 45 minutes until hot and bubbly if you've made the mac and cheese in advance.
  5. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 75


  • Serving Size: 6